Born and raised in Hackney. Served for 32 years in the Met. Worked extensively with the Asian community as Special Branch officer in the 80's and 90's during periods of high tension. Was presented with a ceremonial sword by the UK's largest Sikh temple shortly after retirement. About one-third of my service involved border controls in both the UK and Jamaica. Over an eight year period I spent a total of 18 months undertaking a series of deployments to Jamaica. Trustee of a small charity that enables some Jamaican children from the poorest backgrounds to remain in education.
Policing interests include football related violence, extremism, gang, knife, gun & drugs crime and borders. Hobbies are football DJ'ing & 'commenting' for various media outlets on policing/border issues.
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